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Europeana’s Multi-Touch Digital Book

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This Multi-Touch book introduces secondary education students and history enthusiasts to different interpretations of what caused the First World War. It allows learners to explore a range of diverse historical sources fromEuropeana 1914-1918 alongside learning resources from EUROCLIO. From letters exchanged between a German soldier and a British girl, to the ID card of a prisoner of war, the build up to the conflict is shown from a number of different perspectives. Using these unique historical materials, students are encouraged through a variety of interactive assignments to develop their own understanding of what lead to war in 1914. The book was developed with Gwen Vergouwen, an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and Belgian history teacher as part of Apple’s ADEs in Residence Programme. ADEs work with some of the world’s leading museums, archives, science centres, and cultural organizations to develop innovative teaching and learning resources.

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